Melai Cantiveros and husband Jason Francisco are celebrating their 10th anniversary and they couldn’t help but get emotional over it.
In an episode of “Magandang Buhay,” Melai thanked Jason for being their family’s “security guard.”
“Papang, thank you so much for always being there sa ating family. Ikaw talaga ang nagnu-neutralize sa akin kasi iba ang pagkatao ko, talagang outgoing ako at ikaw ‘yung nagdidisiplina sa akin para maging seryoso sa buhay. Ikaw ang aking security guard at ikaw ang aking pride,” she said.
Then Jason answered his wife, “Baligtad nga. Ewan ko bakit tayo nagkatuluyan. Ikaw, napakakulit; ako sa totoong buhay ayaw ko ng makulit, gusto ko tahimik lang. Iniisip ko na lang, hindi tayo pagtatagpuin kung walang dahilan at walang rason,”.
Jason admitted he still wonders why they ended up together despite their obvious differences mostly in character.
“Sabi ko nga talagang araw-araw ilaban. Lalo na tayo artista, ang hirap, lahat pinapansin. May iba’t ibang interpretasyon ang tao. Sila hindi naman natin sila kasama sa bahay. Kaya tama ‘yung mindset, kasi kapag inisip mo na hindi kayo maghihiwalay, hindi naman talaga, hindi ba? Kaya huwag kang mag-alala. Hindi na ‘yon mauulit ulit. Basta lang makinig ka. Hindi ba ‘yun lang naman. Lagi niyong isipin kayo pati si Nanay (Virgie) mahal na mahal ko kayo,” Jason added.
Cantiveros and Francisco, whose romance started inside “Pinoy Big Brother” house, were married on December 9, 2013, at the Holy Cross Parish in General Santos City, three months after their marriage the comedienne announced her pregnancy.
Looking back on 2018, Jason opens up about overcoming marital problems with his wife Melai. The couple realized that their family is their number one priority, no matter how many bumps in the road they may encounter.
If there’s one lesson they learned from all those challenges, that is to always maintain open communication lines.
Their love story just shows us that it is so important to remember that no marriage is perfect! And if you are struggling in your marriage – you are totally NOT alone. However, you can do some practical things to strengthen your marriage and help that love continue to grow between you and your spouse!